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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's high time to end Hong Kong's era of bogged-down government

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... Even if by a matter of chance unquestionably the best people wound up as chief executive and Legco members, Hong Kong's system would still not work, as it is not designed to do so. ... advantage of assured media coverage, all the time. Yet he or she remains incapable of moving the Legco "mountain" because the chief executive and Legco members are accountable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1260161/its-high-time-end-hong-kongs-era-bogged-down-government
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Legco rejects bid for no-confidence vote in president

    Posted May 31st 2013, 08:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Legislators on Friday voted down maverick democrat lawmaker Wong Yuk-man’s bid to debate a vote of no-confidence in Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing. Wong’s proposal to start a discussion on raising a vote of no-confidence was defeated in the Legco house committee. Thirty-four lawmakers, mostly from the pro-government camp, objected to Wong’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1250726/lego-rejects-bid-no-confidence-vote-president
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Forget the rain; Legco tackles lack of water After a deluge that caused the second-longest black rainstorm warning on record, it was water shortages that were concerning legislators yesterday. The bad news is harvesting Hong Kong's rainwater does not seem like an option, according to Paul Chan Mo-po, secretary for development. He said huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1243639/forget-rain-legco-tackles-lack-water
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Big turnout at Legco for welfare panel

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Dozens of different groups attend panel meeting to voice support for universal pension scheme Big turnout at Legco for welfare talk Non-governmental organisations and other grass-roots bodies turned out in large numbers yesterday for a Legislative Council meeting to show their support for a universal pension plan. At the Legco welfare panel meeting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154114/big-turnout-legco-welfare-panel
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Wong told to retake Legco oath after coughing row

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 05:15pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... who represents Kowloon West, coughed when he read some key words of the oath during the first Legco meeting on Wednesday. “I swear that, being a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ... Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Under Legco’s rules of procedure, a lawmakers can lose their seat if they decline or neglect to take the oath. Lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1059618/wong-told-retake-legco-oath-after-coughing-row
  6. Business - Money - MONDAY FACE

    Christopher Cheung Wah-fung scores weighty Legco role

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... offer stockbroking services while many overseas players also are competing in the market. The tough market situation was why Cheung decided to run in the Legco election to fight for a better ... on Legco affairs. In Legco, Cheung said he would vote independently. "For issues that are related to the financial services sector, I will give priority to my voters' interests. For other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1045017/christopher-cheung-wah-fung-interview-re-legco-role
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Lawmaker Lau Wong-fat dismisses question about his poor attendance record at Legco, saying: 'It's not a sin, is it … it doesn't matter' Heung ... a key figure in the Business and Professionals Alliance who represents the Heung Yee Kuk in Legco, did not offer an explanation when responding to a South China Morning Post inquiry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco committee to decide if Jimmy Lai's donations to pan-democrats warrant inquiry

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Legco to decide if Lai donations warrant inquiry A Legislative Council committee will meet soon to decide whether to investigate allegations that several lawmakers failed to declare donations from media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying. Ip Kwok-him, chairman of the Legco committee on members' interests, said last night a meeting would be held within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558402/legco-committee-decide-if-jimmy-lais-donations-pan-democrats-warrant
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco fence is no barrier to people's right to hold protests

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to overturn plans for new towns in the New Territories twice tried to force their way into Legco. Declining support for the government and the Occupy Central movement's radical fringe elements ... of areas and to ensure safety. Shifting trends mean modification is necessary. Authorities have determined a fence is now required in the Legco forecourt, but that cannot get in the way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557723/legco-fence-no-barrier-peoples-right-hold-protests
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Seize opportunity for Legco reform The political reform debate has, until now, been dominated by the implementation of universal suffrage for the chief executive election ... It is important that we seize the opportunity to reform Legco and lay a good foundation for full democracy in 2020. An overhaul of the electoral system is a good way to start. At present, the 35 directly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557327/seize-opportunity-electoral-reform-legislative-council

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